KHEA EMMANUEL

The daughter of legendary Motown artist Leroy Emmanuel, Khea has all the key ingredients that spell nothing less than success. 

 

Her love for the arts and creativity are deeply embedded in her soul. Young and self-taught, Khea is fearless when it comes to her gifting as both vocalist and songwriter. Her vocals easily convey what lies deep within and her heartfelt lyrics are emotionally charged, binding you into a realm that one wishes never to leave. 

 

Her vision is distinct and deeply rooted. Her gentle and unforgettable presence discreetly demands attention where ever she performs. She is determined to engrave her sensitive and unique style, deep into the heart and soul of all audiences both young and old alike. 

 

Khea's love affair with jazz is self evident during her performances on the stages she graces. Her musical education to date includes various artistic interpretations synonymous with Blues, R&B and the Classics by definition.

 

Khea has performed in the presence of such greats as Anne Margaret, VIP Black Tie honouring her life time achievements, also paving the evening for the renowned Janice Mitchel, former back ground vocalist for the late great Ray Charles. Khea has performed on numerous occasions accompanied by LMT Connection; a known funk group headed up by her father Leroy Emmanuel whom is a world renowned Motown artist.
Her performances have included an audience with the likes of Peter Fonda, Edward Greenspan, and hip hop recording artist Karl Wolf. 

 

Khea performed to a sold out crowd in her home town Niagara Falls, Canada. Her self-released music video (Know Thyself) followed by an invitation to a live to air performance; which led Khea to headlining an annual Gala for chartable organization (Project Share) which raised in excess of $168,000.00 for the less fortunate.

 

Toronto was wowed by the Blue Tie affair at Westin Harbour Castle in October 2012. A Gala where Khea had the honor of opening the show for the spectacular Natalie Cole.

 

During TIFF this September 2014, Best Buddies held their spectacular 20th Anniversary Gala evening at The Carlu in Toronto, Ontario; where Khea once again had the privilege of entertaining the varied VIP guests for the duration of the evening. Including featured star Goldie Hawn accepting the International Humanitarian Leadership Award, producer Norman Jewison and (Founder of Best Buddies) Anthony Shriver Kennedy.

 

Khea is currently working on her original album in Los Angeles with Legendary music producer Bob Esty. Bob has coached and produced hit albums for Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand and Cher to name a few.

BIOGRAPHY

PERFORMANCES

  • Moose and Pepper, Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Queen's Landing, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

  • First Ontario Performing Arts Centre Molly Johnson & Khea Emmanuel Quartet St. Catharines, Ontario

  • HardRock Hotel Palm Springs, California

  • Venus de Fido, Palm Desert, California

  • Melvin's Palm Springs, California

  • Casa Loma Toronto, Ontario

  • Celebrity Jazz Series Outdoor Resort Palm Springs, California

  • Celebrity Jazz Series Palm Desert, California

  • Private Studio City, California

  • Namm Show 2016 Anaheim, California

  • Mis Amores Lounge, Palm Desert, California

  • Burke Employment Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • CA/US Inaugural Ball Charity Sheraton On The Park St. Catharines, Ontario

  • Southbrook Vineyards Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

  • Hinterbrook Estate Winery Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

  • Niagara College Maid of the Mist Campus Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Meritt Park Amphitheatre Welland, Ontario

  • Spyce Lounge Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Hilton Garden Niagara, Ontario

  • Victoria University Toronto, Ontario

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Palais Royale Toronto, Ontario

  • Brunek H. Brunico, Italy 

  • Duomo di Vipiteno, Italy

  • Best Buddies Gala evening with James Earl Jones Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Geoffrey Chapman charity fashion show & Dinner Linda Evangelista Breast Cancer Gala St. Catharines, Ontario

  • Scarlet Ball evening with Gloria Gaynor Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Russell Interiors Fashion & Cocktails Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

  • Russell Interiors Grand Opening Niagara Falls, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

  • Kidney Foundation Gala evening with Natalie Cole Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Hotel Dieu Shaver Black Ice Gala St. Catharines

  • Festival Show Italy Semi Finalist 2011 Montagnana, Padua, Italy

  • Will Clark Jazz World Tour: Selected Background vocalist 2011 Buffalo, New York

  • The Bank Lounge Daisy Foundation Charity Event Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Andel’s International Hotels Corporate Motown Show Private Function Berlin, Germany

  • Club Italia Niagara Food Bank Gala Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • The Bank Lounge Khea Emmanuel Premier Music Video Release “Know Thyself” Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • 4 Triple 5 Springalicious opened for Janice Mitchell (Ray Charles Background vocalist) Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Canadian Football League Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Best Buddies Gala evening with Anne Margaret Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Best Buddies Gala evening with Peter Fonda Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Magna Golf Club Private Functions Aurora, Ontario

  • Best Buddies evening with Edward Greenspan Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Best Buddies Gala evening with Kathleen Turner Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • Best Buddies Gala Canadian Liberal Party (Ottawa) Private Function Toronto, Ontario

  • TIFF Cultural Diversity Gala Slum Dog Millionaire Private Function  Toronto, Ontario

  • The Bank Lounge Jazz & Blues Night Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Springalicious afternoon with Lmt Connection Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Best Buddies Gala (Anthony Shriver Kennedy) Guest Fairmount Royal York Toronto, Ontario

  • Café On Main Jazz Bistro Fonthill, Ontario

  • The Bank Lounge evening with Karl Wolf Toronto, Ontario

  • Niagara Region Jazz Festival 2014

  • Niagara Jazz Festival 2015

  • Niagara Jazz Festival 2016

  • Cat's Kitchen Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Harry's Jazz Lounge, Niagara Falls Ontario

  • Savoury and Sweet Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Kasbah Mediterranean Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Old Stone Inn Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Jordan House Jordan, Ontario

  • Pausa House Buffalo, Ontario

  • Marilyn's Lounge Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Khea Emmanuel Trio Jazz Tour Italy 2014

  • Best Buddies 20th Anniversary Gala Goldie Hawn, Anthony Shriver Kennedy, Norman Jewison Toronto, Ontario

  • CJRN Breakfast Show Live Niagara Food Bank Charity Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Tesla House Restaurant & Lounge, Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Various Live Performances Lmt Connection Toronto, Ontario

  • Morning Live Television CHCH Hamilton, Ontario

  • CANAM Photo Expo Niagara Falls, Ontario